Grants

Upcoming grant & award deadlines from PA Environment Digest: http://www.paenvironmentdigest.com/newsletter/default.asp?NewsletterArticleID=45853&SubjectID=

Grant Program Fundersort descending Area of Interest Eligible Region Eligible Applicants Award Amount Date Due
Riparian Forest Buffer Program

The DCNR Riparian Forest Buffer Program provides financial assistance to identify locations in need of riparian forest buffers and to design, establish, and provide short-term maintenance for those buffers.

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)
Area of Interest:
Abandoned Mine Drainage, Agriculture, Education and Outreach, Stormwater, Watershed Land Protection
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Local Governments, Educational Organizations, Non-profit Organizations
Award Amount:
Minimum grant award of $50,000. 50/50 match required.
4/22/2019 4:00PM
Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grants

DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (BRC) assists local governments and recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to parks, recreation, planning, and conservation. Applications for DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants are accepted once a year, typically during the spring. Grants also support regional and statewide partnerships that build capacity to better develop and manage resources.

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)
Area of Interest:
Recreation, Watershed Land Protection
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Counties, Municipalities, Municipal agencies, Nonprofis, State Heritage Areas, Prequalified land trusts, For-profit enterprises
Award Amount:
Varies
4/22/2020 4:00PM
State and Regional Partnerships

Partnerships projects are collaborative statewide or regional initiatives that help build local, county, regional and statewide capacity to better develop and manage recreation and park facilities and to promote the conservation of natural and heritage resources through plan implementation, education and training.

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)
Area of Interest:
Education and Outreach, Recreation
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
4/22/2020 4:00PM
2020 Pennsylvania Trail of the Year

To nominate a trail, please use the 2020 Trail of the Year nomination form. The Trail of the Year will be announced in January 2020 and will be recognized by several promotions and prizes, incuding a grant up to $10,000 for educational materials to promote safety and environmental protection. Please submit the nomination form and separately send all supporting materials to RA-explorepatrails@pa.gov.

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)
Area of Interest:
Recreation
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Anyone can nominate a public PA trail
Award Amount:
Up to $10,000
11-8-2019
Multifunctional Riparian Forest Buffer Program

The DCNR / PENNVEST Multifunctional Riparian Forest Buffer Program will provide financial assistance to identify locations in need of riparian forest buffers and to design, establish, monitor, and provide shortterm maintenance for those buffers. This program solely supports projects that produce Multifunctional Buffers, a buffer type that provides an opportunity to harvest products such as nuts, berries, woody florals, forbs and potentially woody biomass.

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) / PENNVEST
Area of Interest:
Agriculture, Education and Outreach, Stormwater
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Municipalities, Municipal Agencies, Authorized Non-profit Organizations, Higher Education Institutes, For-Profit Businesses, Private Landowners
Award Amount:
No min or max. $1,000,000 total in awards.
8/31/2019 (Pre-qualification due). 9/31/2019 (Applications due).
Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Grants

The Department of Environmental Protection will be accepting applications for EPA Section 319 Watershed Restoration and Planning Grants starting June 24.  The deadline for applications is August 9, 2019. The Department is focusing these grants on projects that reduce nonpoint source pollution in targeted watersheds with WIPs, especially projects that reduce nitrogen, phosphorous and sediment pollution from agricultural and stormwater runoff, along with AMD-related pollution from iron, aluminum and acidity. The Department is particularly interested in projects that implement effective best management practices (BMP) that reduce or eliminate stream impairments within WIP areas, leading to local water quality improvements.

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Area of Interest:
Abandoned Mine Drainage, Agriculture, Stormwater
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
incorporated watershed associations, counties or municipalities; county conservation districts; and council of governments or other authorized organizations including nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and municipal authorities
8/9/2019
Growing Greener Plus Grants Program

Growing Greener Plus, Pennsylvania’s most widely recognized environmental grant program, opens November 4, 2019. The four programs covered under this program are Growing Greener Watershed Restoration & Protection, Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) Bond Forfeiture, and Abandoned Mine Drainage (AMD) Set-Aside grants. The purpose of these grants is to addresss nonpoint source pollution through local, watershed-based planning, restoration and protection efforts. Applications are due by COB December 20, 2019, and applicants should contact the appropriate DEP staff by Friday, December 6, 2019. 

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Area of Interest:
Abandoned Mine Drainage, Agriculture, Recreation, Stormwater
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Watershed association, county or municipality, government council, county conservation district, educational institution, 501(c)(3) corporation, municipal authority
12/20/2019
Small Business Advantage Grant

The Small Business Advantage Grant provides 50% matching grants up to $7,000 to enable Pennsylvania small businesses to invest in pollution prevention measures, intall energy efficiency equipment, and/or implement natural resource protection projects, thus helping small business operate more efficiently and saving money while simultaneously improving Pennsylvania's environment. 

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Area of Interest:
Abandoned Mine Drainage, Agriculture, Education and Outreach, Pathogens and Point Source, Recreation, Stormwater
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
For-profit business with 100 or fewer full-time employees
Award Amount:
Up to $7,000
6-30-20 Projects for this round must be completed
Conservation Easement Assistance Program

The Conservation Easement Assistance Program provides small grants to conservation organizations to help cover the costs of:

  • Completing conservation as well as trail and fishing access easements
  • Amending and restating older easement documents
  • Establishing or updating baseline documentation
  • Installing signs on eased properties.
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Funder:
Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
Area of Interest:
Agriculture, Recreation
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Private nonprofit entities and/or municipal authorities
Award Amount:
Up to $6,000
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Drinking Water State Revolving Fund

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), administered jointly with the PA Department of Environmental Protection, provides a resource for financing various public drinking water systems (including systems owned by for-profit entities and not-for-profit entities) for expenditures for projects which will facilitate compliance with national and state drinking water regulations or otherwise advance the health-protection objectives of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The Clean and Drinking Water State Revolving funds are funded by federal capitalization grants and State matching funds. 

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Funder:
Pennvest, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Area of Interest:
Pathogens and Point Source
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Water Utilities (see link for more details)
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